Position Title: First Year Advisor
Position Number: 22286
Division: Academic Affairs
Recruitment Pool: Internal and External Recruitment
Position Type: Full-time Salaried/Staff
Posting Date: March 1, 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Work Days: Monday – Friday, and Saturday (on occasion)
Working Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (flexible schedule)
The Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Program is a consortium of three core Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in South Carolina: Benedict College, Claflin University, and Voorhees College. Funded by UNCF® and the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Carolina Cluster is determined to change the status quo model of preparing students for success by helping students complete their degrees with valuable workforce competencies.
At Claflin University, the Career Pathways Initiative will impact student preparation for the workforce as well as graduate and professional schools. The newly designed Career Pathways Initiative presents an exciting opportunity to build upon Claflin University’s tradition of delivering high quality educational experiences by helping students develop 21st century workforce competencies through: Curricula Enhancements, Experiential Learning Programs, Guided Career Pathways, and Corporate Engagement.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the CPI Campus Director and Director of Academic Advising, the CPI Academic Advisor is expected to work as part of an advising team in providing support and services to help students develop educational goals as well as major and career exploration related to their interests and abilities. The CPI Academic Advisor will use the proactive and appreciative advising approaches and theories related to student learning, development, and personal growth to accomplish this task. The CPI Academic Advisor shall be responsible for proactively identifying academically high-risk students and linking them with appropriate campus services; assisting students with developing realistic goals, action plans, and educational plans; maintaining accurate records/documentation; and assisting with course selection and registration. Reviewing and interpreting standardized test scores, College Student Inventory, interest and strength-based assessment instructions (such as Focus2Career), etc.; advocating for student success and monitoring student progress; submitting timely and accurate reports; conducting internal and external workshops and presentations; and providing support to academic departments and faculty advisors. The CPI Academic Advisor must be able to use appropriate and accessible technologies to diversify delivery methods of advising. Must understand and adhere to institutional policies and procedures and be able to participate in activities such as Early Registration Days, New Student Orientation, and open house.
QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree in academic advising, higher education, college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, human services area (e.g. psychology, sociology, social work, etc.), or related field required. Experience in case management, quantitative and/or qualitative research, and higher education is preferred. The CPI Academic Advisor shall exemplify strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, strong organizational and time management skills, and excellent problem-solving skills. Must be proficient in software programs such as Microsoft Office and be able to work with minimal supervision.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin immediately.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates must submit an employment application, cover letter, resume, or curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation.
Human Resources Office
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115
Fax #: 803-535-5818
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office.
Office Number: 803-535-5635
Equal Opportunity Employer